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May 23, 2019 13:49

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After long fight, Donuts adds .charity to its gTLD stable

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, Donuts has prevailed in the two-horse race for the .charity gTLD. The company appears to have privately resolved its contention set, paying off rival bidder Famous Four Media, judging by updates to ICANN’s web site today. The gTLD had been scheduled for an ICANN “last resort” auction in […]

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ICANN Board to rethink .Hospital decision next week

.Hospital has been on life support since bad objection decision. .Hospital is on life support. ICANN’s Board of Directors will consider the fate of a .Hospital top level domain name when it meets on Sunday. It’s a chance for the board to right a wrong. .Hospital was killed off after two of three panelists agreed […]

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ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant. It’s the first time ICANN has overruled an objection panel during the new gTLD program and the first time in over a decade any RfR of substance has been accepted […]

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OMG! gTLD applicant actually wins objection appeal

Medistry has become the first new gTLD applicant to win an appeal to ICANN over an objection decision that went against it. The .med hopeful has also become the first entity in years to successfully use the much-derided Reconsideration Request process to get ICANN’s board of directors to revisit a decision. The company’s application received […]

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Applicants spank IO in .health objections

Donuts and Dot Health LLC have beaten back objections filed by ICANN’s Independent Objector over the .health gTLD. In simultaneous separate rulings by the same three-person International Chamber of Commerce panel, it was decided that the string “health” is not intrinsically offensive. The IO, in his Limited Public Interest Objections, had argued that health is […]

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Objection Panel goes Rogue and Kills .Hospital domain name

Two members of an objection panel come up with their own rules for whether a top level domain name is acceptable. An International Chamber of Commerce panel has killed the .hospital top level domain name by siding with the Independent Objector in a Limited Public Interest Objection against Donuts. I believe the panel wrote its […]

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Donuts disses Independent Objector. Panelist disses Donuts. .Medical is dead.

The independent objector has killed Donuts’ application for .medical. Prof. Alain Pellet, the independent objector for the new top level domain name program, has won (pdf) a community objection against Donuts’ application for .medical. The case got off to a bizarre start, with Donuts calling into question Pellet’s impartiality and independence. Donuts pointed out that […]

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